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Girl Scout Monday: Third Grader Starts and Runs Her Own Newspaper


Sophia Braccio, of Troop 700, could be the youngest newspaper reporter, manager and publisher, ever. Sophia’s first newspaper was launched when she was just in third grade.

A naturally curious person, Sophia loved hearing the opinions of others. This eventually led to the desire to share those opinions with others, so she created a newspaper called The 3rd Word.  

Her class loved the newspaper, so she continued to publish it monthly. Now in fourth grade, Sophia has releasedThe 4th Republic, which she has expanded to include a sports column, poll section, comic strip and much more! Along with the expansion, came a team of students passionate about journalism. Sophia puts the leadership she learned in Girl Scouts into action while managing a comic strip artist, sports writer and reporters. Wow!

Learn more by checking out the Q&A with Sophia from In the Zona.